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Water Tower (Easternmost of Pair), Wellington

Description: Water Tower (Easternmost of Pair)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 270074

OS Grid Reference: ST1261720026
OS Grid Coordinates: 312617, 120026
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9730, -3.2459

Location: Warren Street, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9BT

Locality: Wellington
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 9BT

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Listing Text


ST 1220 + (West side)
ST 1320 Water Tower
1/132 (easternmost of pair)

Water tower. Late C19. Red brick in English bond with black brick plinth and yellow brick
bands; steel water tower. Circular 4-storey tower, tapering on ground and 1st floors, has
plinth with stepped sloping top, deep stepped cornice and carries water tank surmounted by
swept conical steel-plated roof with weather-vane. On north side of tower is round-arched,
battened board door with decorative hinges;on the floors above it are a round-arched
opening with stone sill,an oculus, and another round-arched opening, louvred. The south-east
and south-west sides have similar fenestration with round-arched openings instead of the
door and the lower openings blind; on the south-west side the top-most opening is a flat-
arched doorway with iron-bracketed platform from which an inspection ladder rises up the
side of the tank. The tank has riveted panels and riveted posts supporting roof, there
being a gap between this and the top of the tank; on the north side of the tank is a measure.

Listing NGR: ST1261720026

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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